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The Secret Sanctuary

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The Secret Sanctuary
Front Garden with Table and Chairs
The Secret Sanctuary fom Beauvale House
Courtyard Entrance
The Secret Sanctuary is Part of imposing Beauvale House a Grade II * listed building set in woodland
Bespoke Dining Area
View from Sitting room of woodland
Bespoke fitted Kitchen
Bespoke fitted Kitchen
Bespoke Fitted Kitchen
View from kitchen over Courtyard
Modern Shower
Plenty of Storage in Bedroom
Set in Bluebell woods
Dawn breaking over the woods
The Tower of Beauvale House silhouetted agaist the night sky
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
The Secret Sanctuary is ideal for a romantic break for two people where you can relax with the deer and the wildlife of this unique position set amid a bluebell wood, 12 Miles (30mins drive) from the centre of Nottingham.
The Cottage dates from 1871 and was part of a hunting lodge built by the 7th Earl Cowper in part of old Sherwood Forest. It is Grade II * Listed and was converted from the Grooms' quarters, the harness room and the scullery for the old kitchen. The former stables, coach house and Kitchen to Beauvale House, are also now converted to a character homes. The Cottage is part of the North wing of the imposing Beauvale House with its Victorian folly 90ft Hunting Tower, high above the wood. Beauvale House retains a strong connection with the writings of DH Lawrence, with many of the characters supposedly based on staff a...
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About the Owner, John W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 16 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2012
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 2 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL1728670
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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On arrival John and Valerie are very welcoming. Provided some essentials on arrival, milk, bread, wine!

The Secret Sanctuary is cute and compact, ideal for a romantic break for two.

Location is great if you are requiring peace and quiet. Lovely woodlands surrounding the house makes for great outdoor walks.

Would consider booking again.

Management response:

Thank you both for your review we would be more than happy to host you again and hopefully you could stay longer and enjoy a walk in the woods.


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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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This is a real delight! Beautiful countryside, stunning views, quaint surroundings, lovely hosts!

This beautiful accommodation is within a gorgeous wood, it has picturesque walks, pubs within walking distance, garden centre which do coffees and cakes alongside a hive of activity in the summer months hosted by the local community such as beer festivals, craft fairs and farm opening days not to mention the scare crow festivities!

The house itself is set back in the woodland, the minute you step out the car you feel relaxed! Inside the house is light and characteristic.

Relax sitting on the outside patio with a cup of tea or glass of wine whilst listening to the birds.

The kitchen is well equipped, the bedroom is very snuggly and has a TV as a bonus!

Living room is open plan with the dining room / cozy space raised slightly by steps. All the furniture is In keeping with the house (some of the furniture is for sale, ask the hosts for more...

Management response:

We thank you for your kind comments, much much appreciated. A pleasure to have you as our guests, delighted to meet you both, looking forward to seeing you again in the future. John and Valerie


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  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • SuperKing Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    1 Super King
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  • Surcharge for single night booking: £25 / stay - Fee
  • Linen hire: £10 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
The Setting
The Cottage sits in mature woodland (old Sherwood Forest) at the end of a private driveway passing along Moorgreen Reservoir, (Scene of the drowning tragedy in DH Lawrence's 'Sons & Lovers'). The Cottage is a great base to explore Nottingham the Peak District and Derbyshire's Castles and Country Houses. The village of Moorgreen is approximately 1.5 miles away with a traditional country pub and the town of Eastwood 2.5 miles with supermarkets and more traditional shops available. Nottingham is approximately 12 miles (30 mins drive) to the east. The Cottage sits on the Derbyshire side of the M1 so the Peak District is within easy reach (30 mins drive) and Chatsworth House (45 minutes drive to the North, well worth a visit) Hardwick Hall (20mins drive) and Bols...
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: East Midlands Airport: 18.0 km
Railway: Langley Mill: 3.0 km
Moorgreen village is 10 minutes from either Junction 26 or 27 of the M1. The driveway to the Cottage is next to Moorgreen Reservoir (Moorgreen Carp Fishery) which is approximately 0.5 miles to the North of Moorgreen village. Sat Nav NG16 3QZ

Because The Secret Sanctuary is in the middle of a Bluebell wood it is not on a digitised road. If using Sat Nav the postcode NG16 3QZ must be used which brings you to a digitised road close to the woodland entrance to the private drive. Exact instructions will be sent with the final receipt.

The Cottage will be ready at 3.00 pm on your day of Arrival and should be vacated by 10.00 am on day of departure
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 80.0 km.
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